Ninja Haters

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EDIT: Sweet merciful hams. Thank you thank you thank you thank you for the front page, NG. Thank you sooooooooo much. You all rock.

It's that guy that made that dumb pony cartoon bringing you something completely different. And by completely different I mean it's exactly the same as everything else but everything is completely different. Are you excited yet? Because you should be.

Back in the month of August, in the mystical land of Florida, a totally rad group of rapping pirates asked me if I had what it took to make a three and a half minute long music video in less than a month. After an intense two week grind of animating and growing a beard, this was the result. If you like the music, go let them know on their youtube channel. They're pretty great people.

Technical stuff: This was animated beginning to end over a two week period at 12fps with flash puppets. The BGs aren't the greatest, and I apologize for that. I would have gone back to spruce up the BGs but I simply haven't had time with me boosting my portfolio and working on solo projects, but again, this was a two week animation sprint and I'm very proud of what I did. Rough storyboards and BGs were provided by my brother, Scott DeWitt. Without him, this simply would not have gotten done. Mad props.

On a side note, I want to publicly thank Captain Dan Dolan and his crew for this amazing opportunity. If you hadn't asked me to do this, I probably wouldn't have gained the momentum to keep animating like I am right now. You guys are awesome.

PS: Sorry for the huge file size. Dunno how I pulled that off. Also the youtube version is better. Less chuggy and some content is missing because I have no idea where the polished version ran off to. But you probably won't notice :(



Congratulations on a great end to this meme (and to KAOSKING below for taking it too seriously!). The lyrics alone were fantastically creative and brilliantly performed. Well done guys!

Very cool.

Not sure why people don't think both pirates and ninjas are awesome (The very idea is blasphemy to most of you, I'm sure), but I personally think both were cool in their own style.

As to the animation:
The music was very good, the lyrics were amusing, and the animation, while not perfect (looks like paper dolls with pins for joints) is pretty good all the same.


so ya..

great rap!

this is well animated, and the rap is very well done. on the ninja vs pirate note, what the battle realy boils down to is opertunististic vs non-materialistic, those who take for themselves, and those who kill for themselves. ninjas werent just assasins who snuck around for no reason, nor did thier entire existance revolve around just karate itself. from what i know, they were opressed farmers who decided to take rise against a tyrannical empire. and piates werent just all swagg and plunder, atleast, not at first. from what i know, they were originaly marines under the employement of the british monarchy. then, they got fired, or something, and basicaly couldnt find jobs anywere else due to their skills being restricted to sea-traveling and fighting on the open ocean, or they were pissed at the king and his rule. either way, they decided to set out and take what they saw as rightfuly thiers. in actual battle terms, they were both experts in thier fields, one stealt, the other open combat. the battles outcome would greatly rely on the situation. on the way the pirates/ninjas have been stereotyped is greatly exagerated due to media. the ninjas werent able to be invisible, or disapear in a cloud of dust, and the pirate never fought against an entire batallion of navy ships, alone, and won with minimal damage to their own hull. ninjas were never wierd beings who had the capacity to destroy a planet...after five hours of seemingly random hand gestures and garbled giberish. pirates werent strange old men who resided in taverns and handed out treasure maps like candy, right before dying of a wound caused by other pirates, only for some happles kid to get caught up in the middle of some shifty adventure. this arguement is more of a fan vs fan war. its still fun all the same.

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Dec 6, 2011
2:22 PM EST
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